Santa Maria Accident Reports

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At we can help you obtain a copy of your traffic crash report for your records, from the comfort of your home, the minute your report is available. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page when submitting your accident information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Report?

You can get a copy of your Santa Maria police report at, or you can go through the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department offers four ways to get a copy of your traffic crash report.

Public Records Request In-Person

You can visit the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department in person and fill out a Records Request Form, pay the appropriate fee, and show a valid photo ID to obtain a copy of your report. The department is located at: 4434 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA93110. Contact the department by phone to ensure your report has been processed and is ready for pick up.
Phone: (805) 681-4100.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 AM–5 PM

By Mail

Send a written request, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, a copy of your photo ID, and payment to: P.O. Box 6427 Santa Barbara, CA 93160

By Fax

Send a request for your crash report via fax. The report must be picked up in person.

By Email

Visit the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office website to learn how to request a copy of your report via email.

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office accident reports are $15.00 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

A police traffic accident report is a legal document that is created by a law enforcement officer who responds to the scene of an auto accident. This report contains important accident information and details including:

  • The police officer’s accident investigation findings concerning how and why the accident happened and which driver they believe was responsible
  • The names and contact details of all parties involved in the crash
  • Time of accident
  • Location of accident
  • Date the incident occurred
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • Insurance and registration information
  • License plate numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Road and weather conditions
  • A description of personal injuries sustained in the accident
  • A description of vehicle damage
  • Any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws
  • Any arrests made
  • Any factors that contributed to the accident including construction or debris on the road.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

All parties involved in the auto accident are eligible to receive a copy of an unredacted crash report. Additionally, the parent or legal guardian of a minor can also obtain a copy of a traffic report, as can an insurance company, law enforcement agency, vehicle owner, or personal injury attorney.

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Collision Police Report?

If you were injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation that will cover all of your accident-related expenses. You must obtain a copy of your traffic crash report as soon as possible after your auto accident if you plan to pursue compensation. An accident report contains important information that can prove the other driver was negligent. This information includes the police officer’s accident investigation summary which details how and why the accident occurred and which driver the officer believed was responsible. Additionally, a traffic crash report will also contain information such as a description of the injuries you sustained, vehicle damage, any citations that were issued for traffic law violations, any arrests made, a diagram of the accident scene, weather, and road conditions, and other important accident details that your personal injury lawyer will use when negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company for full and fair compensation.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At, we know how devastating an auto accident can be and how it can impact every aspect of your life. Because of this, we decided to create an innovative crash report data center that allows accident victims to easily obtain a copy of their traffic crash reports as soon as they’re available. To search for your CA crash report, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

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